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-smoking drug to heart problems. dr. jon lapook examines the study and what it means. mandy clark one on one with the top u.s. commander in afghanistan on the future of the war and the decision to begin pulling out. the man accused of the worst war crimes in europe since the nazis shows nothing but contempt for justice. mark phillips has the pictures from the court. and on this fourth of july as the space shuttle program nears an end, jim axelrod asks "what happened to the flags on the moon?" >> it's beautiful. >> pelley: do those star spangled banners yet wave? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, chantix is the most popular anti-smoking drug on the market with annual sales of nearly $800 million. but a study out today raises new safety questions about it. chantix has already been linked to an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and now to a higher risk of heart disease. we asked dr. jon lapook to tell us what we need to know about these new findings. >> reporter: today's study is worrisome news for the more than seven millio
. dr. jon lapook has more. >> reporter: worrisome news for the more than 7 million americans who have taken chantix. a new analysis links the pill to a 72% increase in the risk of heart problems. johns hopkins dr. singh led the research. >> it is causing the same problems that we are trying to prevent, that's why it's not worth the risk. we need to prevent cardio disease among smokers, not increase. >> reporter: the review combines 14 studies involving more than 8,000 patients. while a 72% increased risk sounds alarming, the companion editorial titles, is it a heartbreaker? notes that cardiovascular problems including chest pain, heart attack and stroke are still rare. occurring in only about 1% of patients taking chantix. the drugmaker pfizer questions the way the analysis was conducted. dr. gail caldwell is vice president of medical affairs for pfizer. >> we will continue to do a more in-depth look as the fda is asking us to do but to date we have not seen evidence of important risks to the heart health of patients. from chantix. >> reporter: in mid june the fda warned chantix might
congressional leaders are trying to reach a deal before the nation defaults on its loans. house speaker jon weiner may announce a plan by this afternoon to head off negative effects that could happen when the asian markets open on monday. now, he's seeking a deal to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending by equal amounts. top democrats, including president obama, say they will not support a proposal that does not solve the debt ceiling problem through 2012. >> everyone is going to have to be willing to compromise, otherwise, we will never get anything done. >> the american people have long since said it had to quit spending money we don't have. >> white house and congressional officials say that several proposals are still being discussed. >> well, that's certainly an ugly mess. a lot of people are frustrated over the deadlock. congressman pete stark addressed concerns during a town hall meeting in alameda and yesterday. one of the people came -- one of the biggest worries was what would happen to programs that congress can't hammer out? >> a lot of people living on social security and tha
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